Cliff Bleszinski Teases New Career News: It's "Not Game Related at All"

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  1. Megalith

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    Following the failure of LawBreakers and the shuttering of his studio, Boss Key, Cliff Bleszinski hinted he would be quitting the video game industry, and recent tweets suggest it’s slowly becoming official: Bleszinski mentioned yesterday he had “new career-related news coming soon” that isn’t “game-related at all.” One fan asked if he was truly distancing himself from gaming, to which he replied, “Just kinda over it, buddy, honestly. Sh*t is toxic AF.”

    When Boss Key shut down earlier this year, Bleszinski said he'd "take some time off and reflect" but assured fans that "video games will forever be a part of who I am and I hope to make something new again someday". Last month, however, after a heated exchange with a disgruntled fan, Bleszinski said he would "NEVER" make another video game and it seems Bleszinski very much meant what he said.
     
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    I can ask our Facilities manager if they are looking for people to like install desks and mount televisions in conference rooms but I'm not sure he has any openings.
     
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    Probably opening a hipster coffee shop.
     
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    Gonna use the old "wouldn't vote him for dog catcher" line here. :p
     
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    Or a wine vineyard.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    I've never been able to stand the guy since he guested on Something Awful way back when.
     
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    toxic is a word for failures, thanks, you're welcome.
     
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    At the risk of being part of the problem to which he refers, I find it deeply saddening a middle aged man would use the phrase "toxic AF".
     
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    Dude shits on his audience, the audience flings it back, he cries and runs away. End of story.
     
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    Didn't he start a brewery the last time he left? Maybe he is opening a whiskey distillery... I mean that was my childhood dream. Respect to the guy, his game wasn't horrible and he made sure all his devs got paid and found new jobs before shutting down.
     
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    Took his ball and went home. (In a Lamborghini)
     
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    Who is this, again?
     
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    Some schmuck who think he's hot shit when he is just shit.
     
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    His face was all over Gears of War 1 videos. I really liked Gears of War for 360, but all the GoW videos on 360 was basically him. He became the face of the company for a short period of time.
     
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    Bleszinski Brewskis.
     
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    oooooh For fucks Sake Cliffy................
     
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    If Epic hadn't abandoned classic properties like Unreal for shit like Fortnite, maybe CliffyB coulda gone back to his old job of just making levels. Maybe it's time for Jazz Jackrabbit 3 (and I don't mean that canceled 3D game). I mean shiat, if I had the kind of money he has, I wouldn't do a damn thing but sit on my ass, especially after many years of crunch periods during game development.
     
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    He’s definitely got both attention-whore and whiny bitch down to a science.

    I think I’d like to see a boxing match between him and Derek Smart.

    That’s a win-win every time a punch lands.
     
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    He called his Overwatch clone the dark souls of that genre or something like that. On a stage with a mic in his hand...
    Embarrassing.
     
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    LOL, the only people that say "the dark souls of..." are games "journalists". "need for speed is the dark souls of racing", "cuphead is the dark souls of side scrollers", etc...